Issue 23, September 2010
Dear Friends,

    We are delighted to announce the launch of KDC (Kesavadev Trust Diabetes Basic Care) at Murinjapalam Trivandrum – a low cost minimal care facility aimed at unaffordable patients with diabetes. More than 100 subjects underwent free blood sugar, cholesterol, HbA1c and other associated examinations and were provided free medications on the day of inauguration.

    This month's video presentation by Dr.Jothydev let out 10 tips for reducing the overall cost of treatment of diabetes.

    Recently concluded research results indicate that a brain surgery could be a remedy for certain types of diabetes. More details are available in the 1st article of this issue of Gems.

     From now onwards you should be extra careful about your belly tyres. New studies show that it is not just an inert storage deposit as previously considered, but also act as an evil organ with its own set of spurious chemical interactions, which can lead to heart disease, diabetes etc .T2 diabetes patients with high blood pressure or those who are moving slowly are at an increased risk of dementia. The 2nd and 3rd articles throw light respectively on the above mentioned pieces of information.

     The chemical mechanism by which omega 3 fatty acids fight diabetes and the benefits of Grape fruit against diabetes by virtue of its bitter taste are posted in the diet part.

     A study conducted at Jothydev's Diabetes and Research Centre and presented in ADA, USA (American Diabetic Association) proves that high dosage of insulin is required for uncontrolled diabetes subjects who were on glibenclamide ( commonly used sulfonylurea) treatment previously compared to glimepiride. You can gather more information from the medicine updates.

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Brain Surgery to Treat Type 2 Diabetes?
New research indicates that a brain surgery might be helpful to fight against diabetes. Dr. Peter Jannetta, neurosurgeon and his colleagues at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.........
Fat cells are not just inert storage deposits, but act as an evil organ
Evidence from a new study shows that the extra fat in body is not just a dormant storage for surplus calories, but also it act as an organ that sends chemical signals to.........
New Study Singles out Factors Linked to Cognitive Deficits in Type 2 Diabetes
 Older adults with diabetes should be very careful if they have high blood pressure, or walk slowly or lose their balance, or believe they're in bad health..........
Mechanism by which Omega 3 Fatty Acids work against Inflammation and Diabetes
New research throws light on the mechanism by which omega 3 fatty acids specifically docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are really effective in decreasing chronic inflammation and insulin resistance..........
Bitter flavour in Grapefruits turns sweet for Diabetes patients.
An antioxidant called Naringenin, which is a content of the bitter flavour of grapefruits and other citrus fruits activates the liver to break down fatty acids,..........
Diabetes Medicine Updates
Patients who were using glibenclamide(glyburide), a commonly used sulphonyl urea (Daonil,Glucored forte etc), required more insulin later to control diabetes. Studies suggest that forcing β cells to secrete insulin when it is struggling to cope with demands accelerates its demise............
JDC Updates
 Free interactive Diabetes patient education was conducted at Jothydev's Diabetes and Research Centre on 30th July 2010.Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev, Dr.Arun and Neethu Annie Simon(dietitian) took interactive classes on 'Effective diabetes management techniques'. Jayapalan A, Director of operations Offered vote of thanks.........

The Newsletter team:
 Chief Editor
Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev
 Managing editor Sunitha Jothydev
 Sub Editor Dr. Arun Shankar
 Editor Neethu Annie Simon
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